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Architecture as Measure


  • TUE - SUN
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)
Curator: Neyran Turan

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Description

In light of the current political crisis around climate change, what can architecture contribute towards a new planetary imaginary of our contemporary environment? Architecture as Measure positions climate change as a cultural and political idea that requires a renewed architectural environmental imagination. The exhibition juxtaposes the seemingly mundane aspects of architectural construction in Turkey with their respective planetary counterparts— such as geographies of material extraction, supply chains, maintenance and care. Through storytelling, dioramas, and research, Architecture as Measure suggests anotherroute for architecture’s relation to the world, in which it is more of an agent than a mere respondent.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
In light of the current political crisis around climate change, what can architecture contribute towards a new planetary imaginary of our contemporary environment beyond environmentalism and technological determinism? Rather than limiting the role of climate change for design as a problem to solve, can we speculate on architecture as a measure through which the environment might be imagined? Architecture as Measure positions climate change as a cultural and political idea that requires a renewed architectural environmental imagination.

The driving prompt of the project is that architecture needs to see larger questions of planetary imagination and the everyday aspects of its own making as one and the very same category. In the context of climate emergency, Architecture as Measure positions architecture as a measure to provoke an alternative planetary imagination that can assess our place on Earth and our role in relation to the others we live together with: as architects with other disciplines and domains of work and as species with more-than-human others.

Photo: NEMESTUDIO and the Curatorial Team of the Pavilion of Turkey, Architecture as Measure, 2020. Perspective, digital drawing

 

Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
In light of the current political crisis around climate change, what can architecture contribute towards a new planetary imaginary of our contemporary environment beyond environmentalism and technological determinism? Rather than limiting the role of climate change for design as a problem to solve, can we speculate on architecture as a measure through which the environment might be imagined? Architecture as Measure positions climate change as a cultural and political idea that requires a renewed architectural environmental imagination.

The driving prompt of the project is that architecture needs to see larger questions of planetary imagination and the everyday aspects of its own making as one and the very same category. The exhibition installation comprises four diorama rooms, each focusing on one specific site of architecture, ranging from resource extraction, material supply chains, construction, maintenance, and care in Turkey.

Photo: NEMESTUDIO and the Curatorial Team of the Pavilion of Turkey, Diorama on the Table. NEMESTUDIO, Four Dioramas installation, 2020. Perspective, digital drawing


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